home-buyers-checklist

Buying a home is a big decision – whether it’s your first home or a vacation home. To help you make smart decisions, it’s important to think with your head and not your heart. Theses tips from the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) will help you be home smart when you’re in the market to buy.

Home-Buyer-Tax-Credits,-Energy-and-Home-Reno-Rebates

The cost of energy is not getting cheaper and likely will be taking a larger part of your paycheck in the near future. Did you know that there are many rebates available that can save you thousands of dollars, reduce your energy costs and support home renovations? Now is the time to take a good look at your furnace, insulation and other renovations you have been putting on the back burner. You shouldn’t pass up the variety of grants that may be available to you and yours. 

REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON

If you have a trusted friend or family member who is a broker or salesperson, working with them can be a good option when you want to buy or sell a home. But, just as you can’t get a “private surgery” or “private legal advice” that aren’t subject to rules of professional conduct, there is no such thing as a private real estate service.

Sell-Your-Home-With-These-Tips

There is a lot to do to when you make the decision to sell your home. However, you can make the process smoother if you address the areas that will have the biggest influence on home buyers. It’s important that you spend your time focusing on the important areas that can help you sell your home quickly and in many situations, for more money. 

Renting-Out-Your-Basement

It is important that you perform some necessary due diligence. There are many risks associated with renting out a basement apartment in a building that isn’t zoned for accessory apartments, or that contravenes municipal or provincial codes.

ASK-Questions-before-signing

A listing agreement is a legal contract stating that you agree to work exclusively with a real estate brokerage for an agreed-upon length of time when you’re in the market to sell your home. The agreement makes you a client of the brokerage, meaning it owes you a fiduciary duty to act in your best interests in a real estate transaction.

HOME-SELLING-TIPS

If you’re thinking about selling your home this season follow these tips to get off and running. Making an excellent first impression is key to attracting interested buyers and selling your home quicker. If you are well prepared for the home selling process it will be less stressful, and your home is likely to sell quicker!

Pre-Closing-Tip-and-Ideas-For-Home-Buyers

Buying a home includes a number of key steps and the process can sometimes be tricky. Your real estate salesperson can answer your questions and guide you to the finish line. In the meantime, however, here are a few actions you will need to take before you can move into your new home.

HOME-RENOVATION-TIPS

If you are considering a home renovation in the near future it’s best to be prepared. A poorly planned renovation can lead to big headaches. Be smart with your time and money by following these tips.

BUYERS-REPRESENTATION-AGREEMENT

A buyer representation agreement (BRA) is a contract that binds you to work exclusively with one real estate brokerage for an agreed-upon period of time when you’re in the market to buy a home.